Reliable Internet by bonding DSL, UMTS / 3G and LTE / 4G
Bonding creates availability, reliability and high bandwidth
Each place on earth can be linked to the Internet with the WAN connections just named. Given that more than one WAN technology is available, the connection will be faster with bonding than without and it will be more reliable as the outage risk is distributed amongst several different media.
The bigger the choice of WAN connection technologies at hand, the greater the possibility to form a perfect technology mix out of cheap single media by bonding. With each additional medium, bandwidth as well as reliability increase.
Bonding is not expensive, bonding saves money, bonding is the future
All WAN connection technologies differ in many ways from each other. For instance, DSL is just as little highly reliable without SLAs as cable Internet or MPLS infrastructures. Normally, guaranteed availability lies at less than 98.5 per cent per year. This sounds a lot but it means that you would need to accept connection breakdowns of at least 5 days (!) per year. What does it cost you to be unable to work for a whole week?
In rural areas, an additional problem is that high bandwidths with professional connections like S-DSL and MPLS can get extremely expensive, if they are available at all. Providers make their customers pay dearly for their monopoly. Here, bonding cheap customer products, e.g. ADSL, UMTS / HSPA+ / 3G or LTE / 4G, brings great advantage. Especially mobile connection technologies like UMTS / HSPA+ / 3G and LTE / 4G more and more turn out to be a full-fledged alternative to wireline WAN connections. Although the bandwidth of UMTS / 3G and LTE / 4G networks cannot be guaranteed due to them being a "shared medium", bonding mobile phone connections of different providers cushions this disadvantage - at low costs.